The Guyana Institute of Historical Research will be hosting the twelfth research conference, on Saturday 29 June, 2019. The conference will be held from 08:30 hrs. to 14:00h hrs. The Institute is pleased to call for submission Abstracts and Papers.

The theme of the Conference is, Labour, military history and, migration. The registration fees are: Early registration: $5,000.00 /US25.00 (For persons, who register on/offline between December 2018 and, 28 June 2019.)

Late registration fee: $10,000.00/US50.00

Abstracts must be submitted, by 14 June 2019. The early submission of your abstract, ensures, that it is included in the Book of Abstracts.

Papers must be submitted by 22 June. This will facilitate, the photocopying of papers for circulation, to all paid registered participants.

For the 2019 conference, the committee will consider proposals on all aspects of the history of labour, military and migration, especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this year’s theme; submissions that focus on other topics will also be entertained by the Committee. Submissions of pre-organized panels and roundtables are strongly encouraged.

Panel, roundtable, and poster proposals will include the following information:

Panel proposals must include a panel title and 300-word abstract summarizing the theme of the panel; paper title and a 300-word abstract for each paper proposed; and a one-page professional curriculum vitae for each panelist (including the chair and commentator).

Roundtable proposals must include a roundtable title, a 300-word abstract summarizing the roundtable’s themes and points of discussion, and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant (including the moderator, if any).

Individual paper proposals are also welcome and must include a paper title, 300-word abstract of the paper, and one-page vita with contact information and email address. If accepted, individual papers will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and commentator.

Volunteers, who wish to serve as chairs and commentators should send a one-page curriculum vitae to one of the following persons:

GIHR Conference Affairs Director Syndrene Harris –

Conference committee chairman Tota Mangar –

Registrar Hazel Woolford –

Theme: Labour, military history and, migration

  1. Centenary of the registration of the BGLU (1919).
    • Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow.
    • Labor and Workplace.
    • Worker’s rights.
  2. Economic development in nineteenth century British Guiana.
  3. Poverty and unemployment.
  4. Centenary of the end of World War 1 (1914-1918).
    • Guyanese and West Indian soldiers.
    • Gershom O. Browne.
    • Economic causes of World War 1
    • Demographic and, political consequences of World War 1.
  5. Migration
    • Windrush generation.
    • Racial inequality.
    • Immigration policy
    • North America
    • Caribbean
    • Middle East.
  6. Women, Gender and, politics.
    • Amerindian women and politics.
    • Women and local government.
  7. China in Africa.
  8. China in Guyana, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
  9. The legacy of Indian immigration.

Tours are available for those persons, who arrive early.

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